Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Feb 2012 20:15 UTC
Apple Way back in 2005, only a few months after I joined the OSNews team, I interviewed Wim Schermer, founder and then-owner of the largest chain of Apple "Premium Reseller" stores in The Netherlands, MacSupport (now iCentre). In fact, Wim Schermer was the first Dutchman to buy a Macintosh - the original Macintosh, that is - in The Netherlands, and went on to start his Apple reseller business in 1988. While the interview covered many aspects, one thing always stuck with me: Schermer was concerned about what would happen to his business if Apple were to open an official Apple Store in The Netherlands. Seven years later, his concerns are becoming reality.
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RE: Comment by nsns
by dimosd on Fri 10th Feb 2012 03:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by nsns"
dimosd
Member since:
2006-02-10

I guess by that you mean "I'm aware I support a dishonest practice."

Apple used to make powerful tools for the creative, it now makes toys for the (well-off) masses.


In my language, "dishonest practice" used to mean same-sex attracting practices, and "creative" was rather close.

By the way, does OsNews censorship certain words? >-(?

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RE[2]: Comment by nsns
by Neolander on Fri 10th Feb 2012 06:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by nsns"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

I think I have seen some very basic automatic censorship on OSnews, stuff like replacing fsck with f--k, but I cannot tell for sure.

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RE[3]: Comment by nsns
by MrWeeble on Fri 10th Feb 2012 10:00 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by nsns"
MrWeeble Member since:
2007-04-18

I always assumed that when I saw that, it was people self-censoring. There certainly doesn't seem to be a great deal of that kind of thing on here anyway.

Unfortunately being an natural empiricist, I now have to run some tests.

Edited to remove swear words

Nope, they showed up, even when not logged in

I guess we are all just naturally polite


Edited 2012-02-10 10:02 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by nsns
by steogede2 on Sat 11th Feb 2012 16:34 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by nsns"
steogede2 Member since:
2007-08-17

I think I have seen some very basic automatic censorship on OSnews, stuff like replacing fsck with f--k, but I cannot tell for sure.


Why would they want to censor 'fsck'? Or has your original text been (self?) censored?

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